Justin Allgaier 2011 Season
No. 31 BRANDT News and Notes
Defending Chicagoland Winner… Justin Allgaier is the defending NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) winner at Chicagoland Speedway. This past June he claimed victory by saving enough fuel and coasting to the finish line to earn his second-career NNS victory. Having never finished outside the top-10, he has earned one victory, one top-five and three top-10 finishes in just three career starts at the 1.5-mile oval. He has an average start of 11th with an average finish of seventh along with a 100% lap completion rate.
Home Again, Home Again… Allgaier, hails from Riverton, Ill., about 2.5-hours from Chicagoland Speedway. The 25-year-old, who got his start racing quarter-midgets throughout the Midwest, progressed through the ARCA Racing Series and made his NNS debut in 2008. Since then he has captured two wins, three poles, 17 top-five and 46 top-10 NNS finishes.
Allgaier Heads to Chicagoland Fifth in Points… Allgaier heads to Chicagoland in fifth-place in the NNS championship point standings after his ninth-place finish at Richmond International Raceway. He is 75 points behind leader Ricky Stenhouse Jr. All three championship-contending Turner Motorsports drivers are currently in the top-10, with Reed Sorenson in third and Jason Leffler in sixth-place.
This Week’s Impala… The No. 31 BRANDT Chevy team will hit the track with chassis TMS-121 this Saturday afternoon at Chicagoland Speedway for the Dollar General 300. This chassis claimed victory at Chicagoland earlier this spring. In five starts this season, this chassis has notched one win, two top-five and three top-10 finishes.
In the Loop… Thus far in 2011, Allgaier ranks among the top-10 in several of NASCAR’s Loop Data statistics: Quality Passes (3rd), Fastest on Restarts (6th), Laps in the Top-15 (6th), Average Running Position (8th), Percentage of Laps Run on the Lead Lap (8th), Fastest Speed in Traffic (9th), Fastest Early in the Run (10th) and Fastest Late in the Run (10th).
Turner Motorsports In the Hunt… In 27 Nationwide Series events in 2011, Turner Motorsports-prepared entries have notched three wins, 20 top-five and 53 top-10 finishes.
Dollar General 300 powered by Coca-Cola… LongtimeTurner Motorsports partner, Dollar General, will serve as title sponsor of this weekend’s NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) event at Chicagoland Speedway. Dollar General will also serve as title sponsor of the October NNS event at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage.
Reporting From the Car… Allgaier will be the broadcast in-race reporter this Saturday afternoon from Chicagoland Speedway. Race coverage begins at 3pm live on ESPN2.
Justin Allgaier on Chicagoland Speedway:
“I’m so excited to head back to Chicagoland this weekend. We’re coming off two top-10 finishes and have the extra confidence going into the weekend as the defending winner. I have a feeling that we’ll unload really well, have a strong night and be in contention to find ourselves back in victory lane celebrating with Brandt and Dollar General. It would be great opportunity to grab another win for BRANDT especially since this is their home track, as well as my own.”
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